Sunday September 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM CDT
Wednesday September 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM CDT

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Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center 
430 Bunker Hill Road
Houston, TX 77024-6308

Phone 713.464.0211    Fax 713.464.0671


Driving Directions 

TPAS Collaborative Contact

Leonard Bade 
TPAS (Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services) 

Registration Questions Contact

Alice Burkholder

Transportation Information 

  • Fly into Hobby Airport or George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Holy Name Retreat Center is a 25 - 30 minute drive from either airport.
  • For shuttle service from either airport to Holy Name Retreat Center: www.shuttlefare.com/
  • If you prefer, rental cars are also available at either airport, but if you are staying at Holy Name you will not need a car as all activities take place at the Retreat Center.

*Local Hotels (neighborhood is called Westchase):

  • Residence Inn
  • Courtyard Houston
  • Quality Inn
  • Hilton Houston
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Four Points by Sheraton

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend the

TPAS Collaborative 2013 

TPAS, Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services  -  A professional membership association of individuals and organizations that share and promote "best practices" for addiction treatment alumni services and other recovery support services programs.

What is a "TPAS Collaborative"?

Last year, TPAS held its first Collaborative event. Thirty-five participants from organizations across the country gathered to share ideas, successes and challenges about the work they do as alumni services and recovery suppert services providers.

Attendees described this as "the best event they ever attended" and an "opportunity for both personal and professional growth".  Participants left with ideas that they put into practice immediately. Moreover, many who attended stayed in touch over the past year to continue to support one another and share ideas.

"I believe that alumni services will emerge in the coming years as a major vehicle for post-treatment recovery support and recovery-related policy advocacy. I expect the Second TPAS Collaborative will move this vision closer to fruition. My very best wishes to all of you who will be involved."                                                                                 William L. White, Noted researcher and consultant; Author, Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America

Why You Should Attend

The 2013 TPAS Collaborative will offer you an opportunity to:

  • get answers to questions about the work you do everyday
  • share information with others about what you do
  • ask for help on a project that is challenging you
  • be a part of a community that supports the new recovery movement and all activities that support long term recovery efforts
  • If you'd like more details about the program and what you'll be doing at the Collaborative, click here.

Program Agenda

  • The program will start on Sunday at 6:00pm with dinner at Holy Name Retreat. The TPAS opening session will be held that evening at 7:00pm
  • On Monday and Tuesday, the program will run from 9:00am to Noon; 1:30 to 4:30pm. Optional activities will be available after dinner.
  • On Wednesday, the program will run from 9:00am to Noon.  Attendees are welcome to stay for lunch.

Program Price: (These prices are for "early bird registration". After Aug. 23rd, 2013, add $50.00) We highly recommend taking advantage of the all-inclusive community experience at Holy Name Retreat Center. While accomodations are simple, the engaging conversations that eveolve when sharing meals and leisure time with colleagues create a rich experience.

For Attendees Staying at Holy Name $495 includes

  • Program fees and materials
  • Lodging for 3 nights
  • Your single occupancy room with private bath will be available at 6:30pm on Sunday night. If you arrive earlier in the day, you are welcome to relax in the library or beutiful meditation gardens.
  • Dinner on Sunday evening. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday. Breakfast and lunch on Wednesday.
  • Snacks and beverages each day

For Commuters or Those Who Prefer to Stay at a Local Hotel* $295 includes

  • Program fees and materials 
  • Dinner Sunday evening. Breakfast and Lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Breakfast OR Lunch on Wednesday.
  • Snacks and beverages each day


Register Now!


Space is limited.

For Early Bird Pricing, please register by August 23, 2013